The permanent magnet synchronous generator (PMSG) is dominantly used in the present wind energy market. Reflecting the latest wind energy market trends and research articles, this study presents a survey on important electrical engineering aspects for PMSG-based megawatt-level wind energy conversion systems (WECSs). A comprehensive analysis on power converter topologies for wind turbines (WTs), grid integration of wind farms, digital control schemes, fault-ride-through compliance methods, and future trends is presented. The updated market share, technology trends, WT products information, in-depth technical analysis, and promising research works highlighted in this study will help the reader to understand the state-of-the-art and emerging technologies for PMSG-based WECS.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering